Louisiana Belly Dance Association is hosting not one but two workshops by Karla Marie on September 18th at the Oasis dance studio in Lafayette, LA.
The first course will be an “Electro-Shaabi” style workshop that will go from 10:30AM to 12:30PM
“In this fun electro-shaabi workshop we will explore the underground of Egyptian youth, the music genre that arose in Cairo around the Egyptian revolution, that combines Reggaeton and Grime for a fun and lively expression. The musical theme is universal and the lyrics discuss a wide variety of hot topics that speak to many across the globe. We will be introduced to the energetic electro-shaabi style of street weddings and festivals with short combos that can be used for choreography.”
Following there will be a short break for lunch and then picking back up with Karla at 1:30PM a second workshop in “Classical Egyptian Oriental” style.
“In this workshop we will focus on and gain confidence in interpreting Arabic music and expressing this through a vocabulary of traditional Oriental dance movements. We will work on powerful and meaningful shimmies, controlled layering, dynamic travel steps, and beautiful combinations. Learning to dance classical Egyptian Oriental through none other than Uum Kulthum.”
These are two workshops you won’t want to miss! In person tickets will be limited. Virtual tickets will be available.